Causes and Effects of Bombing Hiroshima

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In response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated, “December 7, 1941-A date which will live in infamy”. On December 7,1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor at 7:55 in the morning(A Day of Infamy). The United States was, “suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” More than 2,400 people died by the “unprovoked” attack made by the Japanese and more than 150 aircrafts were destroyed(Clancey). This attack, which was so shocking to the United States and its people as this attack was the major cause of why the United States entered World War ll, and declared war on Japan. The entry of the United States in World War ll, led to the dropping of the atomic bomb on both Hiroshima, August 6, 1945, and Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was caused by the United States entry into World War ll, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, and as a result of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, Japan surrendered, 100,000 Japanese people died, and the physical devastation of the bomb would continue to haunt Japan for decades to come.

The bombing of Hiroshima was caused by several causes that varied in importance, the two predominant causes were the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and the need and desire to end the war quickly by the United States. Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base on Hawaii, was bombed by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941. This attack was made because the Japanese wanted to capture the Dutch East Indies so they could get oil needed for their war with Japan. Japan needed to first attack Pearl Harbor in an attempt to hinder the U.S. in preventing Japan’s capture of the Dutch East Indies. If Pearl Harbor was bombed, the U.S. naval force would be weak for several months, allowing Japan to capture the Dutch East Indies without United States intervention. This plan backfired as the United States declared war on Japan,...
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